50 new affordable housing units in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

Adsum for Women and Children, the North End Community Health Association and the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre will work with HRM on the three projects.

The projects will include a focus on people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness including Mi’kmaq women and their children, African Nova Scotians and people with physical disabilities.

The provincial, federal and municipal governments are supporting the creation of more than 50 new affordable housing units in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Chuck Porter, and Families, Children and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen, announced today, Dec. 21, details of the Rapid Housing Initiative in HRM. In addition to a federal investment of $8.7 million, the province will contribute more than $1.8 million to help ensure three projects are sustainable over the long term.

“We need to act quickly to address the unprecedented housing market that currently exists in our province, and these projects are a significant step in the right direction,” said Mr. Porter. “We will continue to work with our partners to identify opportunities to protect vulnerable Nova Scotians now, while the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission continues its work to find long-term solutions.”

Quick Facts:
— together, the federal and provincial governments are investing $513 million over 10 years in affordable housing projects and programs
— since April 1, 647 people have been housed by provincially funded housing support workers
— over the past six months, more than 900 low-income homeowners have received a home repair or adaptation
— more than 2,500 households currently receive a rent supplement
— the recently announced Canada-Nova Scotia Targeted Housing Benefit will help up to 1,700 households across the province

Additional Resources:
Housing Action Plan: https://housing.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/NS_Housing_Action_Plan_2019.pdf

Rapid Housing Initiative: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/rapid-housing-initiative

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